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"This is my father and he's a woman": En undersökning av framställningar av transpersoner i tv-serierna Orange Is the New Black och Transparent.
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Department of culture and media studies.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
"This is my father and he's a woman" : Examining portrayals of transgender people in Orange Is the New Black and Transparent. (English)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine how transgender people are represented in modern

day popular fiction. To do this, I have analyzed two tv-programmes, Orange Is the New Black

and Transparent. To do this, I have used thematic analysis as well as analyzed the images

produced within the programs. The theories that I base my analysis on is largely based on the

theories of representation as coined by Stuart Hall as well as queer theory and Judith Butler’s

take on gender. I find that they share many common themes such as the process of “coming

out” and a clear focus on what transgender peoples’ bodies look like and how they interact

with gender. It is mainly trans women who are the subject of fictional movies and tv-programmes and this is perhaps because they are believed to be more approachable and hu-morous than other transgender people. The key to representation is variation and overlook-ing the fact that trans women are somewhat overrepresented, Orange Is the New Black and

Transparent portray transgender people in a realistic and intersectional fashion.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
Transgender, representation, fiction, popular culture, lgbt rights
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Humanities and the Arts
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-134684OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-134684DiVA: diva2:1094756
Educational program
The Cultural Analysis Programme
Available from: 2017-06-20 Created: 2017-05-10 Last updated: 2017-06-20Bibliographically approved

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